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Jordan/Syria: French Air Force jets hit IS targets in Raqqa00:52

Jordan/Syria: French Air Force jets hit IS targets in Raqqa

Syrian Arab Republic, Jordan/Raqqa
November 18, 2015 at 05:30 GMT -00:00 · Published

Ten French Rafale and Mirage 2000 aircraft of the French Air Force carried out air strikes against positions of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Raqqa, late Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the French military that accompanied footage of the attacks.

Flying from French bases in the Arab-Persian Gulf and Jordan, the jets deployed explosive projectiles against two IS command centres at 19.30 French time, according to the statement.

Footage shows the aircraft taking off from an undisclosed air base before dropping the munitions on targets in Syria.

Credit: Etat-Major Des Armees

Jordan/Syria: French Air Force jets hit IS targets in Raqqa00:52
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Ten French Rafale and Mirage 2000 aircraft of the French Air Force carried out air strikes against positions of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Raqqa, late Tuesday, according to a statement issued by the French military that accompanied footage of the attacks.

Flying from French bases in the Arab-Persian Gulf and Jordan, the jets deployed explosive projectiles against two IS command centres at 19.30 French time, according to the statement.

Footage shows the aircraft taking off from an undisclosed air base before dropping the munitions on targets in Syria.

Credit: Etat-Major Des Armees

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